Global Iron Ore Mining to 2020

Global iron ore reserves were 190 billion tonnes (Bnt) as of January 2015, with Australia accounting for the largest share at 53Bnt or 27.9% of the total, followed by Brazil at 31Bnt (16.3%), Russia at 25Bnt (13.2%), China at 23Bnt (12.1%) and India at 8.1Bnt (4.3%). The Hamersley range, Pilbara region of Western Australia has rich deposits of hematite ore which normally contains 56–62% iron. Much of the hematite in the Pilbara is further categorized as direct shipping ore (DSO) because of its simplistic processing.

In Brazil, iron ore is mainly extracted from hematite ores but can also be found in low grade itabirite ores which has iron content in the range of 35%–64%. Russian iron ore deposits are primarily located across the Ural region, Moscow and North West Russia. Chinese iron ore reserves are spread across the provinces of Liaoning, Sichuan, Hebei, Inner Mongolia, Shanxi, Shandong, Anhui, Hubei and Gansu.

Scope

The report contains an overview of the global iron ore mining industry together with the key demand drivers affecting the industry. Further, it provides information about reserves, historic and forecast production and consumption, reserves and production by country, demand drivers affecting the global iron ore mining industry, world steel demand by region, major exporting and importing countries, competitive landscape and active, exploration and development projects.

Key Highlights

• Global iron ore reserves were 190 billion tonnes (Bnt) as of January 2015, with Australia accounting for the largest share at 53Bnt or 27.9% of the total, followed by Brazil at 31Bnt (16.3%), Russia at 25Bnt (13.2%), China at 23Bnt (12.1%) and India at 8.1Bnt (4.3%).

• In 2014, Australia was the largest producer of iron ore accounting for 36.1% of world production, followed by Brazil accounting for 20.2%, China (12.8%) and India (8.2%).

•Australia was the largest exporter of iron ores and concentrates (including roasted iron pyrites) in 2014, exporting 755.1Mt, followed by Brazil (344.4Mt), South Africa (67.2Mt), Ukraine (40.9Mt) and Canada (40.3Mt).

Reasons to buy

Gain an understanding of the global iron ore mining industry, the relevant demand drivers, reserves, historic and forecast production and consumption, trade (major exporting and importing countries), active, exploration and development projects and the competitive landscape.

Companies mentioned

Vale S.A., Rio Tinto Plc , BHP Billiton Ltd

Table of Contents

1 Executive Summary

2 Global Iron Ore Mining – Reserves, Production, Consumption and Trade

2.1 Global Iron Ore Reserves

2.1.1 Reserves by country

2.2 Historical and Forecast Production

2.2.1 Production by country

2.3 Active Mines

2.4 Exploration Projects

2.5 Development Projects

2.6 Global Iron Ore Consumption vs Global Steel Production

2.7 Iron Ore Trade – Major Exporting and Importing Countries

2.7.1 Major exporting countries

2.7.2 Major importing countries

2.8 Demand Drivers

2.8.1 The Chinese and Indian steel sectors: a demand driver for iron ore

2.8.2 World Steel Demand by Region

3 Major Iron Ore Producers Globally

3.1 Vale SA

3.2 Rio Tinto Plc

3.3 BHP Billiton Ltd

4 Appendix

4.1 Abbreviations

4.2 Secondary Research

4.3 Primary Research

4.4 Contact GlobalData

4.5 About GlobalData

4.6 GlobalData’s Services

4.7 Disclaimer

List of Tables

Table 1: Global Iron Ore Mining – Reserves by Country and Fe Content (Billion Tonnes), January 2015

Table 2: Global Iron Ore Mining – Iron Ore Content in Hematite and Magnetite Ores (%), by Country, 2014

Table 3: Global Iron Ore Mining – Reserves by Selected Operating Mines and Fe Content (%), Australia 2015

Table 4: Global Iron Ore Mining – Reserves by Selected Operating Mines and Fe Content, Brazil 2015

Table 5: Global Iron Ore Mining – Reserves by Selected Operating Mines and Fe Content, China 2015

Table 6: Global Iron Ore Mining – Chemical Analysis (55% cut off Fe grade) of Different Varieties of Iron Ore, India

Table 7: Global Iron Ore Mining – Reserves by Selected Operating Mines and Fe Content, India 2015

Table 8: Global Iron Ore Mining – Iron Ore Production (Million Tonnes), 2000–2020

Table 9: Global Iron Ore Mining – Active Mines (Oceania), 2015

Table 10: Global Iron Ore Mining – Active Mines (Asia Pacific), 2015

Table 11: Global Iron Ore Mining – Active Mines (Europe), 2015

Table 12: Global Iron Ore Mining – Active Mines (Middle East and Africa), 2015

Table 13: Global Iron Ore Mining – Active Mines (South and Central America), 2015

Table 14: Global Iron Ore Mining – Active Mines (North America), 2015

Table 15: Global Iron Ore Mining – Active Mines (Former Soviet Union), 2015

Table 16: Global Iron Ore Mining – Exploration Projects (Oceania), 2015

Table 17: Global Iron Ore Mining – Exploration Projects (Asia Pacific), 2015

Table 18: Global Iron Ore Mining – Exploration Projects (Europe), 2015

Table 19: Global Iron Ore Mining – Exploration Projects (Middle East and Africa), 2015

Table 20: Global Iron Ore Mining – Exploration Projects (South and Central America), 2015

Table 21: Global Iron Ore Mining – Exploration Projects (North America), 2015

Table 22: Global Iron Ore Mining – Exploration Projects (Former Soviet Union), 2015

Table 23: Global Iron Ore Mining – Development Projects (Oceania), 2015

Table 24: Global Iron Ore Mining – Development Projects (Asia Pacific), 2015

Table 25: Global Iron Ore Mining – Development Projects (Europe), 2015

Table 26: Global Iron Ore Mining – Development Projects (Middle East and Africa), 2015

Table 27: Global Iron Ore Mining – Development Projects (South and Central America), 2015

Table 28: Global Iron Ore Mining – Development Projects (North America), 2015

Table 29: Global Iron Ore Mining – Development Projects (Former Soviet Union), 2015

Table 30: Global Iron Ore Mining – Iron Ore Consumption vs Crude Steel Production (Million Tonnes), 2000–2020

Table 31: Global Iron Ore Mining – Global Iron Ore Trade Matrix (Million Tonnes), 2014

Table 32: Global Iron Ore Mining – Major Exporting Countries (Million Tonnes), 2011-2014

Table 33: Global Iron Ore Mining – Major Importing Countries, 2011-2014

Table 34: Global Iron Ore Mining – Demand Driving and Restraining Factors by Country

Table 35: Global Iron Ore Mining – Apparent Steel* Demand by Region (Million Tonnes), 2014–2016f

Table 36: Global Iron Ore Mining – Major Mines (Vale SA), 2015

Table 37: Global Iron Ore Mining – Major Mines (Rio Tinto Plc), 2015

Table 38: Global Iron Ore Mining – Major Mines (BHP Billiton Ltd), 2015

List of Figures

Figure 1: Global Iron Ore Mining – Crude Iron Ore Reserves by Country, Map

Figure 2: Global Iron Ore Mining – Crude Ore Reserves vs Iron Content by Country (Billion Tonnes), January 2015

Figure 3: Global Iron Ore Mining – Location of Major Iron Ore Deposits, Australia

Figure 4: Global Iron Ore Mining – Location of Major Hematite Ore Deposits, India

Figure 5: Global Iron Ore Mining – Iron Ore Production (Million Tonnes) vs Iron Ore Prices*, 2000–2020

Figure 6: Global Iron Ore Mining – Iron Ore Production by Country (%), 2000–2014

Figure 7: Global Iron Ore Mining – Australian Iron Ore Production by State (%), 2014

Figure 8: Global Iron Ore Mining – Brazilian Iron Ore Production by State (%), 2014

Figure 9: Global Iron Ore Mining – Chinese Iron Ore Production by Province, 2014

Figure 10: Global Iron Ore Mining – Iron Ore Production by State, India (%), FY 2013–2014

Figure 11: Global Iron Ore Mining – Iron Ore Consumption vs Crude Steel Production (Million Tonnes), 2000–2020

Figure 12: Global Iron Ore Mining – Global Trade of Iron Ores and Concentrates

Figure 13: Global Iron Ore Mining – Major Exporters of Iron Ores and Concentrates* (Million Tonnes), 2010–2014

Figure 14: Global Iron Ore Mining – Major Importers of Iron Ores and Concentrates* (Million Tonnes), 2010–2014

Figure 15: Global Iron Ore Mining – Chinese and Indian Share of Global Iron Ore Consumption (Million Tonnes), 2015–2020

Figure 16: Global Iron Ore Mining – Apparent Steel* Demand by Region (%), 2014–2016

Figure 17: Global Iron Ore Mining – Top Three Companies’ Share of Global Iron Ore Production (Million Tonnes), 2011–2014

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